Around the Town with Mayor Steve: Spring has Officially Arrived

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Mayor & Council |

Spring has officially arrived, and the Oak Creek Little League ball fields are busy with non-stop morning to evening games. I had the pleasure of throwing out the first pitch this past Saturday, and am pleased to report that my throw ended in the catcher’s mitt, without a bounce, always a good thing for opening day!

On Wednesday evening, April 24th, I held my first State of the City event at the Oak Creek Community Center. It was hosted by the Oak Creek Patch, and moderated by local reporter Mark Schaaf. Forty-one (41) questions were asked by the residents in attendance, those participating on the Patch website, or by readers submitted in advance. Questions ranged from the development at Drexel Town Square, County services, voting and security in school buildings, street conditions, and the growth of our city. I’ll continue to participate in these public forums which give each resident the opportunity to interact with their elected officials.

Saturday, April 27th, I hosted the final event of this year’s Community Cleanup, at City Hall and the surrounding grounds. Across our city for 8 days, residents, staff, local organizations, and in cooperation with Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, Inc., we cleaned up over 20 sites. My intern from UWM, Zach Olsen, coordinated this project as part of his internship as a senior in Public Administration. We will continue to host these cleanup events to keep our city looking beautiful.

Last week, for the first time, our Health Department began posting restaurant inspection summaries on the city website. These will be updated weekly, with up to date information on the food safety and cleanliness of our local restaurants. This a proactive step in keeping our public informed.

In our continuing efforts to improve the communication between our residents and local government, we will be hosting our first ever live Twitter Tweet Chat. On Wednesday evening, 5/8, from 5:30 to 6:30pm, I will answer questions on our city of Oak Creek Twitter account. Use #askthemayor to submit questions, comments, or ideas during that time. I look forward to another new way to connect with our community!

Great to finally see the weather warm up, grass cutting season is upon us...

Mayor Steve